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Anna Maria Island Charter Fishing Guide

Anna Maria Island Sportfishing – February

Anna Maria Island Sportfishing – February

Anna Maria Island Fishing Guide
Captain Bill Lowman – February, 2017
Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Anna Maria Island Waters
Permit, Pompano, Sheepshead

—Now that we have had a few more cold fronts roll through the area, the big sheepshead have moved into the near shore and Tampa Bay waters. Look for them at most artificial reefs and other submerged structure. Most days, a shrimp will work just fine as bait. Small crabs also work great.

—We have been able to catch quite a few nice pompano and permit this month. Sandy bottoms on a moving tide seem to be the best conditions. I have been chumming likely areas with chopped-up frozen shrimp and using a small piece of the same to tip a lightweight, lead headed jig as the weapon of choice.
—Offshore, we have been targeting hogfish, snapper, amberjack and grouper.